The mountain air is an invitation to adventure—and you can’t adventure on an empty stomach! Whether you’re here for kayaking, stand-up paddle-boarding, snowboarding, skiing, hiking, or cycling, you need a nice large breakfast to get you ready! And even if you’re going to a spa afterwards, if you’re on vacation then you ought to treat yourself to some delicious food at any time of the day!
A popular spot with locals and tourists, it’s always breakfast time at Mountain Munchies! It’s the classic breakfast spot: a diner setting with options like omelets, hash browns, ham, biscuits and gravy, and even breakfast burritos (if you’re new to the southwest, please have one). You’ll find it on Big Bear Boulevard just west of the Stanfield Cutoff.
Just how hungry are you? If your answer doesn’t fit on the scale provided, head to Grizzle Manor! The food’s portions are huge with pancakes that overflow the plates, making sure that you are satisfied. There tends to be a bit of a wait, but with delicious food, huge portions, and fair prices, that’s no surprise. And despite the name, the staff is very well-“manor”-ed indeed! It’s easily found on the northwest corner of Big Bear Boulevard and Jeffries Road.
While they may not offer the privacy of a vacation home, Knickerbocker Mansion’s restaurant is stellar and their brunch belongs on this list. While items change seasonally, they offer exceptional fruit and delightful pastries, among other items. The upscale place requires a reservation! You’ll find the mansion on Knickerbocker Road, which is just east of Big Bear Lake Village.
If you’re just looking for a place to grab a quick bite to start your morning or cap it off, try Amangela’s; it’s also a fine option if you’re looking for something a little lighter than hash browns and sausage! The breakfast bagels are savory and come with fruit, and the shops smoothies and soups make it a pleasant stop for lunch as well. Amangela’s is on the south side of Village Drive, west of Bartlett Road.
Another staple for visitors and locals alike, Teddy Bear Restaurant is right in Big Bear Lake Village, making it a great stop on a day full of errands and/or entertainment. Their breakfast is served all day, so you don’t need to feel bad about sleeping in! Eggs are their breakfast specialty, with plenty of options to choose from. They also include pancakes and waffles with delicious twists. Their major selling point is their pies, though—and if you want a slice for breakfast, we won’t judge!
If you want to stay someplace where the brunches are big and the air is refreshing, come to Big Bear Lake and stay in a relaxing vacation home. Find one that’s perfect for you by calling Big Bear Cabins at 877-473-5360!